YouTube takes a second stint at easing VR video creation

YouTube hasn't given up on leveraging virtual reality (VR) to bring to their audience new, amazing, and may be impossible-to-visit scenarios, even as the purported 360-degree video that spin around and seen in any direction, isn't taking off given that it's particularly hard to shoot.

The company has partnered with Lenovo, LG and YI Technology on a new technology called VR180 camera.

The VR180 format will allow video creators to shoot as they normally would, and the video can be viewed on a normal screen or with a virtual reality headset. And coupled with support for livestreaming, it will be compatible with VR headsets from Google, including Daydream and Cardboard, as well as PlayStation.

While 360-degree video focus on one direction; the VR180 video focuses on what’s in front of you, are high resolution, and look great on desktop and on mobile.

It transition seamlessly to a VR experience when viewed with Cardboard, Daydream, and PSVR, allowing users to view the images stereoscopically in 3D, where near things look near, and far things far apart.

The new format will also support livestreaming videos so creators and fans can be together in real time.
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